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08 Sep Posted by in Helpful Tips | Comments

What is Tabata?

In 1996, Dr. Izumi Tabata published the results of a study demonstrating, with speed skaters, that the aerobic and anaerobic pathways could be trained simultaneously (Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 28). This was a significant finding, as most authorities had regarded the two pathways—and training for them—as compartmentalized. Aerobic training was largely long […]


03 Sep Posted by in Helpful Tips | Comments

Strength as the Accessory

Back on another strength cycle of 5`s, 3`s and 2`s.  This cycle of strength will be the accessory part of the workout and be done post WOD.  Make sure to adjust your numbers accordingly if you are not feeling as strong post WOD.  This strength cycle will offer a different stimulus to the body.  CrossFit […]


11 Aug Posted by in Helpful Tips | Comments

Safety’s always first!

Just look at that bar bounce!  (Original image courtesy of Fair Winds, Following Seas) Ever wonder why the Coaches repeatedly bark lame and ‘useless’ safety tips at you?  Things like, “PLEASE pile your loose weight plates up off to the side away from your bar drop-zone!”  and “PLEASE step further back from the rack when […]


07 Aug Posted by in Helpful Tips | Comments

Bracing the mid-line

In day 1 of our introductory private training sessions we talk about mid-line stability and how to keep your core tight.  This is a very important subject and many people don`t know what it means to keep their mid-line tight.  You may have been to a Pilates or fitness class in the past and they […]


06 Aug Posted by in Helpful Tips | Comments

Time to Play!

Many people don’t realize that playing is not just for children. We as adults need to incorporate some form of play regularly. Many peer reviewed journals say that play helps us to become more creative, relieve stress, and feel better. All of these contribute to a better quality of life. Imagine walking down the street […]